Jolly bad wheeze as UK tops asthma poll

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Jolly bad wheeze as UK tops asthma pollOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. More people in the UK have severe asthma than anywhere else in the world, aglobal study has concluded. The report by the Global Initiative for Asthma (Gina) found that Scotlandwas the worst affected, with more than 18 per cent of people experiencingsymptoms. Some 17 per cent of children and adults in Wales and 15.3 per cent inEngland also suffer from the condition. In contrast, the condition hits just 2.3 per cent in Switzerland and 1.9 percent in Greece. The survey comes ahead of World Asthma Day, on 4 May, when the NationalAsthma Campaign charity is to publish a report looking at the spread andseriousness of asthma in the UK. It has estimated that there are currentlyaround 5.1 million UK sufferers. Almost a third of children aged 13 and 14 in Scotland, Wales and England hadexperienced asthma symptoms. www.ginasthma.com last_img